Articles by Zoë Postman

South African youth take to the streets over climate change

Hundreds protest in Johannesburg and Cape Town

By Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks - 14 June 2019
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EFF defends call for land occupations

Party called to testify at Alexandra inquiry

By Zoë Postman - 7 June 2019
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City has neglected sanitation in Alexandra, official testifies

Gauteng government gave municipality money between 2009 and 2011 to fix sewer “but if you go there now it’s as if nothing was ever done”

By Zoë Postman - 6 June 2019
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Alexandra police force is far too small, inquiry hears

UN recommends one officer for every 288 people, but Alexandra has one officer for every 730 people

By Zoë Postman - 5 June 2019
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Commission told about “lawlessness” in Alexandra

City of Johannesburg battles to enforce bylaws, says COGTA head

By Zoë Postman - 4 June 2019
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Tensions between waste pickers and Johannesburg municipality escalate

City does not agree to demands

By Zoë Postman - 3 June 2019
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How expropriation without compensation works in Alexandra

A xenophobic mob is kicking people out of their homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 May 2019
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Farm workers march to Constitutional Court over land and working conditions

“We want to have our own piece of land so that we can do something for ourselves like growing gardens or sheep farming”

By Zoë Postman - 24 May 2019
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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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Informal settlements to be “made liveable”, Alexandra inquiry hears

Gauteng to provide services to land occupiers rather than evicting them

By Zoë Postman - 15 May 2019
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City of Johannesburg can’t cope with Alexandra land occupations, inquiry told

“We do demolish but it is impossible to go there every day” says manager

By Zoë Postman - 14 May 2019
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“We are tired of being a charity township” Alexandra inquiry told

Residents call for probe into renewal Project

By Zoë Postman - 13 May 2019
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Transport is not an essential service, committee finds

Drivers retain right to strike

By Zoë Postman - 10 May 2019
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Tembisa land occupiers win court case against municipality

Each occupier will receive R1,500 in damages

By Zoë Postman - 7 May 2019
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Waste pickers march to be recognised

Protesters want to be a formal part of Johannesburg’s recycling programme

By Zoë Postman - 2 May 2019
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Huge shack demolition in Johannesburg

We will not vote if this is how we are treated, say shackdwellers

By Zoë Postman - 30 April 2019